Next day I check boost hoses, replaced a suspect clamp and check the oil as a matter of course and its literally halfway up length of dipstick!! So what I would do is to add the right amount of oil after an oil change and see where it reads on your dipstick. Replace the two small o-rings on the dipstick and inspect the CCV system. I assume you mean the oil level is halfway between the low and full marks on the dipstick. Posts: 16,206 Then pull the stick again and check the oil level. If the oil drop spreads out over the water’s surface (instead of beading up like a new oil) it may be time for an oil change. JohnyPython FRF Addict. Step 4: Fill up your oil using the funnel To fill up your oil, you first need to locate the oil filler cap in your engine bay. I have the FSM and read and made up the dipstick for checking the oil, I know where the two spots are to check from on the compressor but the dimensions they give for 6oz. and max., I don't understand where to measure from. Quote; Share this post. The weird thing is the old oil was halfway up the dipstick hash marks and I got about 10L out. To fill up your oil, you first need to locate the oil filler cap in your engine bay. This is the first time I noticed so much oil that it obscured the reading. I did a quick Google search and read that the oil level should be at the halfway mark between the two dots on the dipstick. One side I have a halfway mark between the 2 marks, flip it over to the backside and I see my oil level is full. I'm friggin confused as hell! I did do that with a paper towel and it was halfway up the hash marks but very very faint to the human eye on the dipstick. The CCV system pulls a slight vacuum on the crankcase. I change the oil every 5000 miles. It will have to be properly cleaned as soon as possible. What the hell? This isn't a permanent fix. I know this may seem like a really dumb question, but I was checking the oil on my 2008 prius today and noticed I get different readings on the front and reverse side of the dipstick. Any thoughts? Jan 8, 2011 at 6:14 PM #2. In a properly filled car that's cool, the line should be just about halfway between the two points. I used about 14-15L of oil (about 3/4 of my 5 gallon pail). Followers 0. or is my dipstick out to lunch? I have a dual catch can and was checking to see if there was any oil and decided to check the engine oil. By FamousAfroJay, November 9, 2018 in VW Golf R MK7 Chat. EcosseGolfR 509 … Just curious if this is normal. This should have the word ‘oil’ marked on it, or an outline of an oil can. SunlitComet OBS Jedi-Do Good. If it's the basin of your oil case then no do not drive the vehicle. I have a 2020 with 5,800 miles, at 1,000 miles, I changed the oil using Amsoil 5w-30 100 synthetic signature series. Posts: 1,629 Likes Received: 2,264 Joined: Oct 28, 2018 Location: Canada. I waited about 30 minutes for the oil to settle and read the dipstick, but the the oil level did not register on the dipstick. I have a 1967 Chrysler Newport Custom that I want to check the oil level in the A/C compressor before I try to see if the A/C works. Luckily the GM service manual is the best manual that Yanmar produced, if you email me your address a will send you a copy on CD. Also, oil should be changed with bike warmed, and precisely 750ml of oil should be added. Dipstick oil level. The engine takes about 7ltrs of oil in total. You either over filled it or put in a product without enough anti-foam properties. Link to post Share on other sites. That means your about a half quart low, which is OK. Total volume of oil so far is approx. Checked the dipstick afterwards and the oil is only halfway up the hashmarks. CoronaRaptor likes this. Let the oil drain out of the car overnight with the back end up a few inches to get as much oil … The opposite of having too much oil in your engine can also cause issues and doing a dipstick check will also show that. Anybody care to comment? I ended up using the left side of mine to drain it, as usual, and filled the oil until the dipstick, on the right side read halfway full, while on it's side. Dipstick oil level Sign in to follow this . Step 4: Fill up your oil using the funnel. Bottom of the dipstick is the lower level, the mark on the dipstick is the maximum level. I went to the supermarket and bought 2 litres of 5w30 (VW reccomended) oil and started filling it up. Most people use a long piece of sturdy wire to remove the build-up. ,min. I looked into the oil … The factory (or dealer) put enough oil in to register halfway up the dipstick, but they must have put 9 or 10 quarts in order to do this. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. Step 4 – Top up your engine oil. Top it up. So its time for a topup. If the dipstick shows that you have less oil than the minimum mark, then it means you need to add more oil. With the dipstick RESTING ON THREADS, NOT SCREWED IN,should be slightly above the halfway on the hash marks. Debris can get in, Oil can drain out fast! Is it possible my engine needs this much oil? If your dipstick o-rings are good, this will result in the oil being pulled up the dipstick tube when the engine is shut off. Going to drop some oil and top it back up. I thought it would be all the way up the hashmarks after putting new oil in. how many of you have burnt/baked oil on the dipstick of your 2nd generation siennas? Then run bike until fully warmed, then shut bike off, put back on stand, and perform check as previously described. I looked at a used one today and it had a layer of varnish on it from the bottom to about halfway up the dipstick.. the dipstick just represents the upper section and even the low point would still leave about 6ltrs of oil in the sump. If you had truly lost half your oil, it wouldn’t even show on the dipstick and no way would you continue driving until you filled it back up. In this case, you would need to clean out the vent carefully. 2019 Ford F-250 Lariat CCSB FX4 2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch 3.0L Power Stroke 4x4 | AutoStopStart Disabled, BuiltRight Seat Release, ForScan Mods: Disable Double Honk, 2x Panic, DPF Full % I also use their oil filter. The difference of what I see on the dipstick immediately after shutdown, 5 minutes and 10 minutes after shutdown is indistinguishable. Scotty i have a 2013 Scion xD with the 1.8 engine. I checked the level about 4 times over and over but the level was still coming up the same. On the Stelvio dipstick that correlates to about halfway between the low shoulder and upper shoulder on the stick. If the top of the oil streak is between the min and max marks, the level is fine. This should have the word ‘oil’ marked on it, or an outline of an oil can. If the level is below halfway between the marks, then we would recommend adding some oil. - half a litre of engine oil on the road outside if it was full, or, if it was only halfway up dipstick; - an unknown quantity of DSG gearbox oil Sod's Law dictates that van is 8-weeks past it's 3-years registration, though still inside 3-years since I actually collected it. In general, the "minimum" marker should be close to the very dip of the dipstick. You are destroying your transmission, since foam does not lubricate or pump well. Kind of got me concerned. Depends, Where’s the break in the tube? I tend to check her car's dipstick immediately after oil changes and then halfway through the interval because she racks up miles so fast commuting. Answer (1 of 3): There are a few possible causes of transmission fluid coming out of a dipstick hole. 5 - Signs of Coolant Leak Brown bubbles or a dried crusty-brown residue above the oil level line on the dipstick could be an indication that coolant (water and antifreeze) has leaked into your engine. Before she adds any oil, make sure to let the car sit for at least 15-20 minutes to let the oil drain down from the top of the engine so she gets a correct reading on the dipstick, then if it still shows halfway on the stick she can add a half qt but no more. The oil level is good but when running i pulled my dip stick out and oil was more than halfway up the dip stick. Does anyone know what this could be or could possibly be happening? If you don't occasionally see this elevated level, something is wrong. 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